Humphreys County, MS

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Population

8,678

1.63% decline

Median Age

36.4


Median Household Income

$26,188

11.7% growth

Poverty Rate

40.5%


Number of Employees

2,730

3.84% growth

Median Property Value

$64,200

4.39% growth

About

In 2017, Humphreys County, MS had a population of 8.68k people with a median age of 36.4 and a median household income of $26,188. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Humphreys County, MS declined from 8,822 to 8,678, a -1.63% decrease and its median household income grew from $23,442 to $26,188, a 11.7% increase.

The population of Humphreys County, MS is 75.5% Black or African American Alone, 21.3% White Alone, and 2.86% Hispanic or Latino. 1.11% of the people in Humphreys County, MS speak a non-English language, and 98.4% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Humphreys County, MS is $64,200, and the homeownership rate is 58.2%. Most people in Humphreys County, MS commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 22.3 minutes. The average car ownership in Humphreys County, MS is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Humphreys County, MS employs 2.73k people. The largest industries in Humphreys County, MS are Manufacturing (494 people), Retail Trade (393 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (321 people), and the highest paying industries are Transportation & Warehousing ($110,060), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($60,288), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($51,050).

Median household income in Humphreys County, MS is $26,188. Males in Humphreys County, MS have an average income that is 1.43 times higher than the average income of females, which is $36,636. The income inequality in Humphreys County, MS (measured using the Gini index) is 0.442, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$26,188

2017 value

± $2,118

11.7%

1 Year Growth

± 17%

Households in Humphreys County, MS have a median annual income of $26,188, which is less than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $23,442 in 2016, which represents a 11.7% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$52,323

Average Male Salary

± $1,698

$36,636

Average Female Salary

± $1,074

In 2017, full-time male employees in Humphreys County, MS made 1.43 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. White

    $45,496 ± $1,341

  2. Asian

    $44,270 ± $11,739

  3. American Indian and Alaska Native tribes specified; or American Indian or Alaska Native, not specified and no other races

    $38,514 ± $48,157

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Humphreys County, MS workers was White. These workers were paid 1.03 times more than Asian workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Humphreys County, MS is from Mississippi.

0.442

2017 Wage GINI

0.446

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Mississippi was 0.442 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.919% decline from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even.

The 2017 the GINI for Mississippi was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Mississippi in comparison to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 9501

  2. Census Tract 9502

  3. Census Tract 9503

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Humphreys County, MS was Census Tract 9501 with a value of $25,208, followed by Census Tract 9502 and Census Tract 9503, with respective values of $23,030 and $22,500.

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

40.5% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Humphreys County, MS (3.47k out of 8.58k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 6 - 11 and then Males 6 - 11.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. Black

    3,078 ± 267

  2. White

    362 ± 99

  3. Hispanic

    56 ± 93

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Humphreys County, MS is Black, followed by White and Hispanic.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

2.73k

2017 Value

± 292

3.84%

1 Year growth

± 14.4%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Humphreys County, MS grew at a rate of 3.84%, from 2.63k employees to 2.73k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Humphreys County, MS, are Production Occupations (375 people), Sales & Related Occupations (284 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (246 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Humphreys County, MS.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Humphreys County, MS, by number of employees, are Production Occupations (375 people), Sales & Related Occupations (284 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (246 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Humphreys County, MS has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (9.82 times higher than expected), Health Technologists & Technicians (3.14 times), and Fire Fighting & Prevention, & Other Protective Service Workers Including Supervisors (2.74 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Humphreys County, MS, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($74,688), Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($74,167), and Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($70,104).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

2.73k

2017 Value

± 292

3.84%

1 Year growth

± 14.4%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Humphreys County, MS grew at a rate of 3.84%, from 2.63k employees to 2.73k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Humphreys County, MS, are Manufacturing (494 people), Retail Trade (393 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (321 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Humphreys County, MS, though some of these residents may live in Humphreys County, MS and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Humphreys County, MS, by number of employees, are Manufacturing (494 people), Retail Trade (393 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (321 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Humphreys County, MS has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (8.27 times higher than expected), Utilities (1.98 times), and Manufacturing (1.79 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Humphreys County, MS, by median earnings, are Transportation & Warehousing ($110,060), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($60,288), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($51,050).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Mississippi to other states, or from other states to Mississippi.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $39.9B

  2. $25.1B

  3. $13.1B

In 2015, the top outbound Mississippi product (by dollars) was Coal-n.e.c. with $39.9B, followed by Textiles/leather with $25.1B and Mixed freight and $13.1B.

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Mississippi products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$187B

2015 Value

$277B

Projected 2045 Value

48.7% growth

In 2015, total outbound Mississippi trade was $187B. This is expected to increase 48.7% to $277B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Mississippi trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Mississippi to other states, or from other states to Mississippi.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $34.4B

  2. $16.3B

  3. $15.4B

In 2015, the top outbound Mississippi domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Alabama with $34.4B, followed by Tennessee with $16.3B and Louisiana and $15.4B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Mississippi shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

82.1% of the population of Humphreys County, MS has health coverage, with 21.7% on employee plans, 41.5% on Medicaid, 8.88% on Medicare, 8.56% on non-group plans, and 1.54% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the county of Humphreys County, MS was $7,646 in 2014. This is a 3.86% increase from the previous year ($7,362).

Primary care physicians in Humphreys County, MS see 2167 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.824% decrease from the previous year (2185 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 8513 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 0 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Humphreys County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (18.1%). Additionally, Jefferson County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (46.4%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

2,167 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Humphreys County, MS see an average of 2,167 patients per year. This represents a 0.824% decrease from the previous year (2,185 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Humphreys County, MS in comparison to neighboring states.

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

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Health Care Spending

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$7,646

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,045

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$6,690

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$11,021

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Mississippi (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 3.86%, from $7,362 to $7,646.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

17.9%

Uninsured

21.7%

Employer Coverage

41.5%

Medicaid

8.88%

Medicare

8.56%

Non-Group

1.54%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Humphreys County, MS declined by 3.72% from 18.5% to 17.9%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Humphreys County, MS changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 18.1% prevalence

  2. 17.8% prevalence

  3. 17.7% prevalence

Humphreys County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Mississippi, at 18.1%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Mississippi by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

Humphreys County, MS is home to a population of 8.68k people, from which 98.4% are citizens. As of 2017, 1.86% of Humphreys County, MS residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Humphreys County, MS is composed of 6.55k Black or African American Alone residents (75.5%), 1.85k White Alone residents (21.3%), 248 Hispanic or Latino residents (2.86%), 14 Asian Alone residents (0.161%), 14 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.161%), 6 Two or More Races residents (0.0691%), 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%), and 0 Some Other Race Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Humphreys County, MS are Spanish or Spanish Creole (85 speakers), Arabic (4 speakers), and Chinese (3 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

36

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.9

21

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 50.3

In 2017, the median age of all people in Humphreys County, MS was 36.4. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 36, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 21. But people in Humphreys County, MS are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Humphreys County, MS residents was 36.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

1.86%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

1.27%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 1.86% of Humphreys County, MS residents were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Humphreys County, MS was 1.27%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    22,332 ± 3,655 people

  2. Vietnam

    4,461 ± 1,639 people

  3. India

    4,072 ± 1,566 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Humphreys County, MS was Mexico, the natal country of 22,332 Humphreys County, MS residents, followed by Vietnam with 4,461 and India with 4,072.

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Citizenship

98.4%

2017 Citizenship

98.9%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 98.4% of Humphreys County, MS residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Humphreys County, MS was 98.9%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. Black or African American Alone

    6.55k ± 24

  2. White Alone

    1.85k ± 18

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    248 ± 143

In 2017, there were 3.55 times more Black or African American Alone residents (6.55k people) in Humphreys County, MS than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.85k White Alone and 248 Hispanic or Latino residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    85 speakers (1.02%)

  2. Arabic

    4 speakers (0.0482%)

  3. Chinese

    3 speakers (0.0361%)

1.11% of Humphreys County, MS citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is lower than the national average of 21.5%. In 2015, the most common non-English language spoken in Humphreys County, MS was Spanish or Spanish Creole. 1.02% of the overall population of Humphreys County, MS are native Spanish or Spanish Creole speakers. 0.0482% speak Arabic and 0.0361% speak Spanish or Spanish Creole, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    98 ± 53

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    34 ± 38

  3. Korea

    28 ± 35

Humphreys County, MS has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.88 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Humphreys County, MS was $64,200 in 2017, which is 0.295 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $61,500 to $64,200, a 4.39% increase. The homeownership rate in Humphreys County, MS is 58.2%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Humphreys County, MS have an average commute time of 22.3 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Humphreys County, MS is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$26,188

Median Household Income

± $2,118

3.12k

Number of Households

± 279

In 2017, the median household income of the 3.12k households in Humphreys County, MS grew to $26,188 from the previous year's value of $23,442.

The following chart displays the households in Humphreys County, MS distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the < $10k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$64,200

2017 Median

± $5,867

$61,500

2016 Median

± $5,189

In 2017, the median property value in Humphreys County, MS grew to to $64,200 from the previous year's value of $61,500.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Humphreys County, MS compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Humphreys County, MS the largest share of households have a property value in the $50k - $60k range.

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Property Taxes

< $800

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Humphreys County, MS distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Humphreys County, MS the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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Rent vs Own

58.2%

2017 Homeownership

56.6%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 58.2% of the housing units in Humphreys County, MS were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 56.6%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Humphreys County, MS compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Humphreys County, MS distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Humphreys County, MS have 2 cars, followed by 1 car.

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Commute Time

22.3 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Humphreys County, MS have a shorter commute time (22.3 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 2.44% of the workforce in Humphreys County, MS have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    77.4%

  2. Carpooled

    16%

  3. Walked

    1.99%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Humphreys County, MS was Drove Alone, followed by those who Carpooled and those who Walked.

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